Writing Vancouver – Smashed Egg Syndrome

SMASHED EGG SYNDROME or How to Make an Omelette If you want to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs. — City of Burnaby... Read More

Book Review – Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession

Author: Reinier de Graaf (Harvard University Press, 2017) Architecture is a strange discipline, full of contradictions: it is at once... Read More

REID: Hi-Lo-rise infill buildings

Amidst the discussion of the potential and challenges of building new mid-rise buildings to increase density along Toronto’s... Read More

Future Ready Vancouver: Making Metro Vancouver the model for the resilient city

“WSP presents a panel discussion on the social and environmental opportunities and risks facing Vancouver. Panelists include Michael... Read More

“Check This Out” – Fostering Community Through Co-ownership

It’s no secret that Vancouver’s hostile housing market has shut out many potential buyers. Young professionals and families looking... Read More

Book Review – Design For Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Author: John Cary (Island Press, 2017) The central theme of this book is dignity. Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for... Read More

Lore Krill – A Tale of Two Co-operative Housing Projects

Housing co-ops can encompass the closest form to a successful and authentic mixed-income concept. Co-ops allow the creation of high... Read More

The City of Illusions – Part 3

[Editors Note: This is a the third and final part in a series that seeks to connect the insights of Thomas Picketty’s well-known... Read More

Book Review – Chandigarh Revealed: Le Corbusier’s City Today 

Author: Shaun Fynn (Princeton Architectural Press (2017) More than sixty-five years have passed since Le Corbusier was commissioned by... Read More

The City of Illusions – Part 1

The distribution of wealth and the shape and form of cities are intimately related.  As such, Thomas Picketty’s bestselling Capital in... Read More